Our island’s strong communities, unique heritage, and boundless beauty make it the best place in the world. But, we also face deep challenges—from the cost of housing, to the difficulty in earning a living wage, to the threat of climate change. While there are no easy solutions, I believe that together we can build a better future.
With an unyielding faith in the possibilities of our community and the power of democracy, I humbly ask for your support in the 2018 election for Kauaʻi County Council.
Together, we can:
- Reduce home prices
- Reduce inequality
- Reduce carbon emissions
- Reduce the time we spend in traffic
Luke is dedicated to a life of public service.
Born on Kauaʻi in 1984, he is the son of Dr. Lee and Micki Evslin. Luke grew up in Kapaʻa with his three older siblings Tanya, Noah, and Nathaniel. While in his final year at college he co-founded Kamanu Composites, the Oʻahu based outrigger canoe manufacturing company, with two of his closest friends from Kauaʻi High School.
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Issues & Opportunities
Housing costs are high because the supply isn’t meeting demand. To bring the cost of housing down, we need to build more homes and encourage more housing options, like ʻohana houses, apartments, and duplexes. This doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice Kauaʻi's character and quality of life. Instead of turning more open space and agricultural land into housing developments, we need to strengthen our town centers and revitalize existing communities. Read More...
Kauaʻi is more dependent on tourism than any other island in Hawaiʻi. It is imperative that we expand our economy without expanding the number of visitors to our island. The county council needs to make it easier for farmers and manufacturers to start and grow their businesses. And we must ease onerous restrictions that make it difficult for families to run businesses from their homes. Read More...
Climate change and rising sea levels are an existential threat to our island. We need to get to zero carbon emissions by the second half of this century. The good news is that we can achieve many of our climate goals by taking measures that improve the quality of life for our people. Research shows the four areas local governments can influence the most are moving the grid towards 100 percent renewables, increasing the livable density of our towns to reduce our reliance on cars, making buildings more efficient, and producing less solid waste. Read More...
Traffic comes with huge costs. But simply building new roads is not the solution. The only way to reduce the amount of time we spend driving is to create communities that do not require people to get in their car every time they need to run an errand, visit a neighbor, or go to work. We can't expect anyone to take the bus, walk, or ride a bike unless we create communities that make these options fast, efficient, comfortable, and safe. Read More...